January 9, 2014
[The Tablet] The Church of England is trialling a new version of its baptism service, in which parents and godparents are no longer asked to “repent of sins” and “reject the Devil”.
The new wording – which is being piloted in more than 400 parishes until April – was devised in response to requests to couch the ceremony “in culturally appropriate and accessible language”.
January 8, 2014
January 6, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and Episcopalians around the Communion are responding to first-hand accounts of conflict and the growing humanitarian crisis in Africa’s newest country, South Sudan.
Since hostilities broke out on 15 December different factions of the South Sudanese army have been fighting each other and killing civilians, says the UN. The UN believes that thousands have been killed and as many as 180,000 displaced in the violence.
January 2, 2014
[Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil] The Most Rev. Francisco de Assis da Silva, primate, in the wake of torrential rains in southeastern Brazil that have left more than 40 people dead and some 70,000 homeless issued a statement Dec. 30 expressing the church’s solidarity with flood victims.